Effectiveness of Swallow Therapy on Swallowing Ability among Patients with Cerebrovascular Accident
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Cerebrovascular accident occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed in some way. As a result the brain cells are deprived of oxygen. It is also known as stroke. It is being observed as a rapidly growing problem and an important cause of illness and death in Saudi Arabia. The major problem of cerebrovascular accident is paralysis of swallowing muscles leading to swallowing difficulty which is known as dysphagia. It involves the mouth, throat and esophagus. The goal of this study was to see how swallow treatment affected patients with cerebrovascular accidents at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital in Chennai. The study used a quasi-experimental one-group pre- and post-test design. A total of 30 samples were chosen with care. The Mann Assessment of Swallowing Skills (MASA) was used to examine swallowing ability on regular basis. The results reveal that there is a significant difference in swallowing capacity before and after therapy when using descriptive and interferential statistical approaches. The average score of swallowing ability before swallow therapy was 155.0±16.34, while the average score after swallow therapy was 170.87±11.12. At p<0.001 level, the estimated paired ‘t’ test value of t = 7.171 was judged to be statistically highly significant. This obviously implies that administering swallow therapy to individuals with cerebrovascular accident was shown to be useful in enhancing post-test swallowing skills. The swallowing therapy was found to be one of the most successful traditional therapies for improving the swallowing skills of people with swallowing difficulties, according to the findings.
Parimala, Kalpana V., Maheshwari R.. Effectiveness of Swallow Therapy on Swallowing Ability among Patients with Cerebrovascular Accident. Cardiometry; Issue 23; August 2022; p.148-153; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.23.148153; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no23-august-2022/effectiveness-swallow-therapy